than he had been, but bigger as well, and the only sound
This psalm admits no other interpretation but of Christ, as the Jehovah incarnate. In any other sense it would be a specimen of more than Persian or Moghul hyperbole, and bombast, of which there is no other instance in Scripture, and which no Christian would dare to attribute to an inspired writer. We know, too, that the elder Jewish Church ranked it among the Messianic Psalms.--N.B. The word in St. John and the Name of the Most High in the Psalms are equivalent terms.
V. 1. Give the king thy judgments, O God; and thy righteousness unto the king's son.
God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, the only begotten, the Son of God and God, King of Kings, and the Son of the King of Kings!
V. 2. O think upon thy congregation, whom thou hast purchased and redeemed of old.
The Lamb sacrificed from the beginning of the world, the God-Man, the Judge, the self-promised Redeemer to Adam in the garden!
V. 15. Thou smotest the heads of the Leviathan in pieces; and gavest him to be meat for the people in the wilderness.
Does this allude to any real tradition? The Psalms appears to have been composed shortly before the captivity of Judah.
The reference which our Lord made to these mysterious verses gives them an especial interest. The first apostasy, the fall of the angels, is, perhaps, intimated.